Month: February 2015

The Finance Bill 2015, as introduced in the Lok Sabha today, 28.02.2015, is available for download

Vide order dated 23.02.2015 passed by the Hon’ble President pursuant to the consultations with the Collegium of Income Tax Appellate Tribunal consisting of the President and two senior most Vice Presidents, the following Members of the ITAT have been transferred in the same capacity to the respective Benches, mentioned below with effect from 23rd March 2015

The creation of two additional benches of the Authority would dispose of increased number of cases and pendency of cases would be reduced benefitting the tax payer and the Government. Besides, this will operationalise the facility of advance ruling for resident tax payers. The proposed additional Benches of Authority for Advance Rulings (Income Tax) will facilitate the cause of the resident tax payers in obtaining tax clarity in certain situations

The CBDT has issued Circular No. 3/2015 dated 12.02.2015 in which it has issued a clarification regarding the expression “amounts not deductible” under section 40(a)(i) of the Income-tax Act, 1961. The CBDT has referred to its earlier Instruction No. 02/2014 dated 26.02.2014 and clarified that for the purpose of making disallowance of “other sum chargeable” under section 40(a)(i) of the Act, the appropriate portion of the sum which is chargeable to tax under the Act shall form the basis of such disallowance and shall be the same as determined by the AO having jurisdiction for the purpose of section 195(1) of the Act

The CBDT has issued Circular No. 2/2015 dated 10.02.2015 on the issue of chargeability of interest u/s 234A of the Income-tax Act, 1961 on self-assessment tax paid before the due date of filing the return of income. The CBDT has …

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Vide Order dated 02.02.2015 passed by the Hon’ble President of the ITAT, Hon’ble Shri. G. D. Agrawal, Vice President of the Delhi Bench has been transferred in the same capacity to the Ahmedabad Bench. He will also hold additional charge of the Lucknow and Bangalore Zones until further orders. Vide the same order, Hon’ble Shri. G. C. Gupta, Vice President of the Ahmedabad Bench has been transferred in the same capacity to the Delhi Bench with immediate effect

The CBDT has issued a document titled “Standard Operating Procedure For Prosecution In Cases Of TDS/ TCS Default“. The SOP sets out in a systematic manner the procedure for identification of cases of TDS/ TCS default, the procedure for launching prosecution and the time frame for completing the entire process. The role of the different TDS authorities in addressing the issue of prosecution and compounding of TDS cases is also set out in detail

Vide Order No. 15 of 2015 dated 30.01.2015 the CBDT has promoted several officers in the grade of Commissioner of Income-tax and Director of Income-tax to the grade of Principal Commissioner of Income-tax in the HAG scale (Rs. 67,000-79,000) with immediate effect and actually from the date of resumption of charge of the post and until further orders